永續生力軍

謝䤭諵Dorothy Tse(HK)

香港理工大學The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
求職中

It is my pleasure to be an intern in Taiwan Institute of Sustainable Energy (TAISE). This  internship has been so much more than an enriching learning experience, it provides opportunities for me to endeavor in multiple area. It definitely does widen my horizons on corporate sustainability globally. To that, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to TAISE, Chairman Dr. Eugene, Deputy CEO Dr. Christian and all my colleagues.

During the one and a half month internship here, I have been able to assist in many events, such as 2019 Sustainable Leadership Camp for Teens and a workshop on Sustainable Development Goals in Kaohsiung. These valuable experience act as a foundation to my future career in every aspects, learning how to communicate, design and edit poster. 

As I am an environmental and sustainable development student, I was drawn to focus only the environmental factor. However, sustainability is not solely about being green, it also consists of social and economic aspects. With that bear in mind, I noticed that corporate sustainability is all about the whole picture and allowing people co-exist with nature. This internship enables me to reevaluate the root of sustainability and learn more on Taiwan’s sustainability situation.

During one of the workshop I had participated in the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, it allowed me to reconceive my thoughts on green sustainability. The principal of the National Kaohsiung University said he tried to turn the university to a much greener place in order to act as an example to his students. Nothing can be done overnight, improvement and education starts by endless of hard work. At first, I think sustainability is just about changing the usage pattern of electricity or the fuel type. Nonetheless, it’s about the social aspect also. This implies that sustainability refers to both teaching the next generation on the right way to reserve resources and changing our current living pattern.

In addition to that, the leadership camp has assembled me to explore the diversity of creativity on green ideas. Throughout the three-days long leadership camp, participants had to attend some workshops to enrich their knowledge on sustainable development goals and business practical methods. Besides, they had to propose a business plan at the end of the camp. I had been an observer to assist different teams during the camp and it allowed me to view things in a different perspectives to see the bigger picture. Apart from this, the workshops in the camp were pretty meaningful. I remembered one of the workshop taught about practical business plan. The most interesting thing is that they taught us to brainstorm in bottom-up method instead of top-down thinking pattern. This is because through the brainstorm process, we will always believe that our proposed plan is superior and ignore all the obstacles. To that, we shall think in another way to prevent this from happening. Thus, in this camp, not only have I met some new friends from Taipei but also allowing me to rethink in a new pattern.

Last but not least, the whole internship is fun and worthwhile. The colleagues are very friendly and I adapt to the new working environment in a relatively short time. Moreover, the experience I had in here enabled me to evaluate my thought pattern and inspire me on my studies. I noticed that buildings contribute 40% of the energy consumption in the world and we could minimize it by recycling building material and other means. From this internship, I have learned so much more on corporate sustainability and had the opportunities to contact the sustainability industries. This has consolidated my determination on architectural industry and modify the energy efficiency of buildings.

It is my pleasure to be an intern in Taiwan Institute of Sustainable Energy (TAISE). This  internship has been so much more than an enriching learning experience, it provides opportunities for me to endeavor in multiple area. It definitely does widen my horizons on corporate sustainability globally. To that, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to TAISE, Chairman Dr. Eugene, Deputy CEO Dr. Christian and all my colleagues.

During the one and a half month internship here, I have been able to assist in many events, such as 2019 Sustainable Leadership Camp for Teens and a workshop on Sustainable Development Goals in Kaohsiung. These valuable experience act as a foundation to my future career in every aspects, learning how to communicate, design and edit poster. 

As I am an environmental and sustainable development student, I was drawn to focus only the environmental factor. However, sustainability is not solely about being green, it also consists of social and economic aspects. With that bear in mind, I noticed that corporate sustainability is all about the whole picture and allowing people co-exist with nature. This internship enables me to reevaluate the root of sustainability and learn more on Taiwan’s sustainability situation.

During one of the workshop I had participated in the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, it allowed me to reconceive my thoughts on green sustainability. The principal of the National Kaohsiung University said he tried to turn the university to a much greener place in order to act as an example to his students. Nothing can be done overnight, improvement and education starts by endless of hard work. At first, I think sustainability is just about changing the usage pattern of electricity or the fuel type. Nonetheless, it’s about the social aspect also. This implies that sustainability refers to both teaching the next generation on the right way to reserve resources and changing our current living pattern.

In addition to that, the leadership camp has assembled me to explore the diversity of creativity on green ideas. Throughout the three-days long leadership camp, participants had to attend some workshops to enrich their knowledge on sustainable development goals and business practical methods. Besides, they had to propose a business plan at the end of the camp. I had been an observer to assist different teams during the camp and it allowed me to view things in a different perspectives to see the bigger picture. Apart from this, the workshops in the camp were pretty meaningful. I remembered one of the workshop taught about practical business plan. The most interesting thing is that they taught us to brainstorm in bottom-up method instead of top-down thinking pattern. This is because through the brainstorm process, we will always believe that our proposed plan is superior and ignore all the obstacles. To that, we shall think in another way to prevent this from happening. Thus, in this camp, not only have I met some new friends from Taipei but also allowing me to rethink in a new pattern.

Last but not least, the whole internship is fun and worthwhile. The colleagues are very friendly and I adapt to the new working environment in a relatively short time. Moreover, the experience I had in here enabled me to evaluate my thought pattern and inspire me on my studies. I noticed that buildings contribute 40% of the energy consumption in the world and we could minimize it by recycling building material and other means. From this internship, I have learned so much more on corporate sustainability and had the opportunities to contact the sustainability industries. This has consolidated my determination on architectural industry and modify the energy efficiency of buildings.